Falcons and Vick reach compromise

WDBJ of Roanoke reports that the Falcons and Michael Vick have reached a compromise deal about the amount of money he owes to the team. The Falcons have been embroiled in a legal battle about money Vick owes back to the team due to his breach of contract stemming from his incarceration from dogfighting. The Falcons sought to reclaim close to $20 million in bonus money, and won the initial ruling by an arbitrator. But that ruling was...

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Falcons preseason schedule announced

The NFL announced the Falcons preseason schedule. They will open their preseason on the road against the Detroit Lions. Following that will be another road game against the St. Louis Rams. Their preseason home opener will be next, as the face the San Diego Chargers in a primetime game on CBS. The final preseason game will come against the Baltimore Ravens at home. Specific dates and times will be determined at a later date when the...

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Falcons high on Delmas

Pro Football Weekly is reporting that in their Whispers section that the Falcons are high on Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas. It was reported this past week by Scout.com that Delmas is scheduled for a visit with the team on April 10. Per PFW’s report, the Falcons are hopeful that one of the top pass rushers in the draft fall to them with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round. And while they like Delmas as a prospect,...

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Dahl tops team’s performance-based pay chart

Brian McIntyre of FalconInsider.com reports that Falcons guard Harvey Dahl received the most on the team as far as the league’s performance-based pay roll. Annually, the league rewards players with low salaries that earn significant playing time. Dahl earned the most on the team with $255,938. He started every game at right guard after having earned $445,000 in his regular base salary. Second on the list was right tackle Tyson...

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Falcons get three back from injury

The AJC reports that three Falcons have been cleared to participate as the team opens off-season workouts today. Those three were injured last season and include running back Thomas Brown, linebacker Robert James, and defensive tackle Trey Lewis. Both Brown and James were draft picks last year, but were injured during camp and missed their rookie seasons. Brown is expected to add depth at running back while James is expected to see...

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Smith to decide soon on Falcons or Lions

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that prospective free agent tight end L.J. Smith will come to a decision soon about where he will go. The choices have been narrowed to Atlanta or Detroit for Smith, the only two teams he has visited thus far in the free agency period. The Falcons interest in Smith was first reported in February, and he followed up with a visit to the team earlier this month. Bowen speculates that the...

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Smith attends GA Tech Pro Day

Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that the Falcons head coach Mike Smith was spotted at Georgia Tech’s pro day on Tuesday. Smith joined Carolina’s John Fox as the lone head coaches to be seen at the pro day. The AJC reports that Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff was in attendance as well. Among the prominent prospects working out at the pro day were Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson, defensive tackles Darryl Richard and...

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Peterson signs with Falcons

Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that the Falcons signed free agent linebacker Mike Peterson on Monday night, after he visited the team earlier that day. Wyche reports that Peterson agreed to a three-year deal, while the AJC and ESPN report that it was a two-year deal. Peterson is expected to play one of the outside linebacker spots. Earlier in his career with the Indianapolis Colts he played on the weakside. For the past six seasons in...

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Jags’ Peterson will visit Falcons

The AJC reports that free agent linebacker Mike Peterson, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is set to visit the Falcons later this week, with no specific date. Peterson is an experienced veteran that has a connection to the current Falcons coaching staff since head coach Mike Smith and several assistants were assistants in Jacksonville from five seasons prior to landing in Atlanta in 2008. Peterson, 32, has served as the Jaguars...

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Romberg first free agent added to Falcons

The Falcons announced their first free agent signing since the signing period began on February 27 with the news that former St. Louis Rams center Brett Romberg signed with the team today. Romberg first visited with the team last Thursday, but with reports that other teams were showing interest the Falcons were able to get him signed. Terms of Romberg’s contract are not yet known. Romberg has started 18 career games, all of...

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